Articles by Richard Griever

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Blade and Soul Gold: NCSoft has Done a Lot

NCSoft’s gotten a bad rap for these past couple of months that Blade and Soul’s been kicking it in the western territories. NCSoft this, NCSoft that; the list of complaints just go on and on. If it’s not the deflation of items for their Blade and Soul gold pricing, it’s some allegedly game-breaking “bug” that people can’t stomach. But one redditor points out that they all aren’t too bad as they’ve done a lot in the past to help the game, and community, thrive. A few of those points are outlined below: Blade and Soul Gold: NCSoft’s Achievements Thus Far…

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BnS Gold: Even NCSoft Has to Fight Off Lag

In a recent stream from Bethany Stout, or Liinxy as she’s known online, NCSoft’s Community Manager, was under a little bit of stress running the stream as she alt-tabbed to and fro from window to window. While it’s quite normal for mishaps to happen during any stream, one eagle-eyed observer caught a glimpse of how the emplyoees over at NCSoft actually play Blade and Soul. Yep, that’s right; even they use a latency-reducing program to run Blade and Soul and their other games. Blade and Soul Gold: Explains a Lot of the Unfixed Lag Since launch, tons of folks have been…

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BnS Gold: The Shadows of the Innocents Patch Changes

It’s here! The Shadows of the Innocents update comes in with a lot of new content, updates, balancing, new items, and, of course, the three new instances that include the massive 24-member encounter that is the Twisted Grimhorn Wilds. But, more importantly, the other updates have more bearing on the overall game. Certain things that we players were used to have changed and will affect how we do our character progression and BnS gold farming. Speaking of BnS gold farming, there are tons of new things to do and the old ways have changed from slightly to significantly. There are…

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Blade and Soul Gold: Maintenance and You

“Starting on July 14, 4:00 AM PDT / July 14, 11:00 AM UTC, all servers will undergo maintenance for approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes. An in-game notice will be given 30 minutes prior to the maintenance starting. Below are the list of changes introduced within the update: Linked Server Groups Routine server maintenance and modifications” Welp! That’s a big chunk of time being taken away from us to enact routine maintenance and activate the Linked Server Groups feature that NCSoft announced recently. But, at the very least, Blade and Soul didn’t go down for maintenance the day before, as it…

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Blade and Soul Gold: The “Badly” Chat Bug

This might sound dumb and has no sense, but just hear me out. If you go into f9 right now and join a 3v3 group, you can crash the whole arena game which includes all 6 players by simply typing “badly” , We found this bug just now while doing 3s and tried it, it seems to be crashing everyone in the match. Im not sure NCSoft is aware of this, but can anyone else try it and give their results. Holy shit, what? What is this? Just when you start getting used to the bugs and exploits in Blade…

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Blade and Soul Gold: Player’s Choice Costume Sale

We regularly rotate costumes in and out of the Hongmoon Store, and even bring some back from time to time. But if there’s that one costume that just got away, this might be your chance to vote and bring it back for a limited time! Voting is done in-game through the Survey window (found in the lower right) and will be available from June 29 to July 13 to vote on the below costumes. It’s multiple-choice, so feel free to vote for as many as you like. After the voting period ends we’ll tally the results, and then soon after…